NYCHA could have applied in January 2024 to end the deal but would have had to show it’s in compliance on promised building upgrades that are nowhere near complete.
The Housing Authority seeks city funds to remedy hundreds of violations for faulty brickwork, but the Office of Management and Budget says budget rules prevent it.
NYCHA sends maintenance workers to clean up after each new effusion, but “they’re not hitting the root cause” as sidewalks permanently stained brown force pedestrians to detour into oncoming traffic.
Loose bricks fell off a Jackson Houses wall last week, crushing sidewalk scaffolding — at a time when hundreds of public housing facade violations remain unresolved.
A court-monitored pledge to halve the number of rodents running rampant in public housing has gone nowhere, even as Adams and his new rat fighter expand ambitions citywide.
The governor indicated she would back a voucher program and make more money available for NYCHA to cover unpaid rent.
89 NYCHA Buildings Earned an A for Energy Efficiency — and Even Authority Managers Didn’t Believe It
Last week, the Housing Authority pulled down data on its website after THE CITY found nearly every one of its 2,100 buildings really scored grades of D and F.
Housing Authority was warned about broken trash ducts at developments in The Bronx and Upper West Side before blazes that killed 6-year-old and injured multiple tenants.
Albany lawmakers look to open the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to public housing statewide, as NYC’s ailing housing authority raids savings and halts repairs.
In her State of the City speech Wednesday, the legislative leader is expected to propose putting up new public housing in unused plots within existing NYCHA developments.
A handful of tenants were accepted at first — then rejected after being asked to document their incomes.
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Minneapolis-based public housing poobah’s $258,000 job will become a volunteer post, as NYC Housing Authority struggles with basic maintenance.
NYCHA residents in Brooklyn say their debilitating health problems are caused by industrial pollution — but it’s nearly impossible to prove.
Josefa Bonet of Manhattan’s Riis Houses had four times the normal level of arsenic in her system when she died.
NYCHA Faces Financial Crisis as Nearly Half of Tenants Are Late on Rent, With Many Awaiting Missing Aid
The drop in rental income appears to imperil NYCHA’s ability to perform repairs to aging properties as required by a recent agreement with the feds.
Chilly residents of one Baruch building are also dealing with holes in the wall and leaks in the ceiling that get plastered over, but not fixed.
A court-ordered timeline for fixing boilers and elevators and eliminating toxins and pests is imperiled by a gigantic deficit in rental revenue, says the housing authority.
NYCHA Residents Stunned By Secret Water Retesting After Years of Inspections by Firm That Retracted Arsenic Results
The lab responsible for Riis Houses chaos handled Legionnaires’ disease testing at 11 public housing complexes. All of its work is now getting reexamined — with no notice to tenants.
NYCHA executive Eva Trimble testified that the authority only relied on the firm once, at Riis Houses — but it was actually many times at dozens of buildings.
A visit to the apartment of one tenant shows how problems that aren’t solved in a timely fashion only get worse.
At a tense City Council Hearing, NYCHA officials were grilled about the authority’s lethargic response to complaints about cloudy water and positive arsenic test results. Its chairman was a no-show.
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